In my years of cooking, there is one dish that has grabbed my attention and let go – and that’s homemade pizza! Ah pizza, a slice of heaven on a plate, topped with juicy and fresh toppings – can you say YUM? Who would have thought that this simple Italian street food would become one of most sought after for dishes in the world? It’s true. Whether you’re feeling tipsy from a night on the town, or you’re just in the mood to make a pizza, this homemade pizza recipe will be a staple on your weekly dinner menu.
It started in the streets – and it is one of the best culinary innovations that has ever been created!
How to Make a Homemade Pizza
The best thing about pizza is that you can make different versions of it. You can go classic, with your vegetables and sausages, go all meat, or vegetarian -it’s up to you! Nothing beats classic pizza, and now you can make it within the comfort of your own home.
You will need:
- 2 cups and a 1 tsp of Flour
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- 1 tsp of yeast
- ½ tbsp. of salt
- 1 tsp of sugar
- 2/3 cup of warm water
Add yeast and sugar into a pan and stir for 5 to 10 minutes until the yeast forms a foam. Gradually add salt and oil.
Gradually add flour into the mixture and stir. When the mixture seems to be too thick to stir, do not add any more flour.
Knead the dough by pressing on it in a clean surface and piling it up. When it is no longer sticky, leave it in room temperature or in the fridge until it rises up. It’ll take about an hour at room temperature and 5 hours when inside the fridge.
When dough has risen, shape it either into a round or rectangular shape with a rolling pin. You can actually cut the dough up into 2 pieces and use the other one for a second pizza.
Now for the fun part, the toppings.
You will need:
- 1 green bell pepper cut lengthwise without the seeds and stalks
- 1 white onion cut in rings
- 2 Thin slices of Ham cut in squares
- 1 italian sausage sliced into 12 pieces
- 1 can or 2 pcs of mushrooms sliced thinly
- 1 can or 2 cups of tomato sauce or puree
- 1 cup of mozzarella cheese
- 10 slices of small pepperoni
Now for the cooking part:
Pre heat oven at 375 F.
After rolling the dough into your desired shape and thickness, put it into a pizza pan. Top it off with a little olive oil and spread tomato sauce or puree into the dough using a spoon.
Add mozzarella cheese to the dough and then top it off with your toppings. You can be generous with what you put on top of your pizza but I suggest that you put in a moderate amount.
Put pizza pan into the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
Take out pizza and slice it into your desired number of pieces.
This dish is indeed great for movies, parties, birthdays or even a dinner date. Nothing beats a classic! Enjoy!
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Originally posted on October 27, 2014 @ 6:26 PM